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Originally Posted by xcowboy View Post
Hello guys I am not sure if its not OT but i wanna upgrade from my g15 to some mechanical KB. I am gaming a lot and i like backlit keys. Also I am worried about is the "click" sound. I dont want it to be too loud.
I found theese:
Deck Legend Linear switches
Deck Legend Tactile switches
Is this what i should look at?
The click that the Cherry MX Blues make is like the sound a retractable pen makes, but quieter. It's actually (and surprisingly) a rather satisfying sound, and it's not loud in any sense of the word. The sound of the keycaps bottoming out against the body of the keyboard is louder than the click the Cherry MX Blues make. I mean, when tapping a key quickly so that the keycap hits the bottom and makes that "clack" sound, it's louder than the click that the switch itself makes (sometimes much louder).

But if gaming is the primary use and if you're also not much of a typist, then a 100% linear switch such as the Cherry MX Blacks might be the best option. But if you're also a typist, then I think that a switch with a tactile feedback is a good option.

But almost every mechanical keyboard can be noisy or loud when bottoming out the keys relatively hard as opposed to just pressing them just hard enough to send the keystroke to the computer (which happens before the keycap makes contact against the keyboard as you're pressing the key down).

As you can tell, choosing the right switch type is the first thing you may want to do.
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Originally Posted by yann3804 View Post
They do not have Full-NKRO.

Only 6 keys can be registered to the computer at the same time because of the USB capabilities. (I think that even if you use PS/2 on the Das, it won't help.)
Fortunately, the current Model S keyboards now have full NKRO when using the included USB to PS/2 adapter. But when not using the adapter, then the limitation is to USB spec, which is 6 keys + 4 modifiers (like Shift, Ctrl, etc.).
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Originally Posted by yann3804 View Post
But yeah, the filco was $170 (I bought it) and the Das model S Pro was only $110.

Seems like some of the OCN'ers prefer the Das over the Filco, that scared me.
This is because it all boils down to personal preference. In the end, the only person in the entire world who can decide what the best keyboard is for you is you.
Edited by TwoCables - 4/25/10 at 4:12pm
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Do any of you know if there is a program like autohotkey for macs? It doesn't even have to be as good as autohotkey, just for remapping keys. Anything any of you have used before that would be easy for noobs?
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Originally Posted by skcheng View Post
They're the same board for all practical purposes built by the same company. The Das is more fully featured with USB ports (I don't know why people complain so much about the location of the ports.....anyone not have USB extension cables??) and media functions on some of the models. And they're cheaper from a certain computer internet sales site that starts with the word "Side".

But yeah, if fingerprint smudges bother you.....then maybe don't bother. I personally don't touch the frame of my keyboard much. Just the keys.
nice find.

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Or bring out the sandblaster.

DIY matte finish.
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nice find.

Christine
Mm...

I guess they're the same build quality then.
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that one is the Model S Professional, the one you were looking for. didn't know you could find it for $99 as well in America.

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Originally Posted by yann3804 View Post
Mm...

I guess they're the same build quality then.
Yep. That's what we've been trying to say. That's what that article says too over at Geek Hack where it ends with saying that when comparing the Model S to the Filco Majestouch NKRO boards, it simply boils down to personal preference.
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steelseries 6Gv2 rollover test

USB


PS/2


keycaps are laser etched


Christine
Edited by lmnop - 4/26/10 at 4:28am
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Just like we expected, same except for minor key layout change, no hub/phone jacks, and not palm rest.
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http://translate.googleusercontent.c...bo8WGWAuCdOpLg

Link to the Program as I wanted it. lol (can't try it because I'm not at my computer)

Hopefully the link still works after I post it.

Also, a link to the entire article Christine was referencing (via google translate)
http://translate.google.com/translat....tw/%26hl%3Den

(it keeps redirecting, but it's on page 2)
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